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Diwan’s own signature

The August 26 1926 Toronto Daily Star contained a brief article on a man from India who had a very long name.

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I’m thinking that it was a bit rude of the Daily Star to poke fun at his long name.

When looking this up, I discovered that Diwan Bahadur (or Dewan Bahadur) was a title used when India was controlled by the British, not a name.

I couldn’t find out anything about Sir Tiruvalyangudi Vijayaraghavacharya, other than that he wrote a pamphlet on India in 1944, titled The Land and Its Problems. So he was an influential figure for some time.

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